- ReportBy Sarah Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonNov 20, 2015
Climate change is an important issue today, touching on virtually all facets of policymaking ranging from transportation to urban planning to economic policy, electricity, and international affairs.Afghanistan, Africa, Americas, Arctic, Asia, Caribbean, Caucasus, Central Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Korea, Middle East, NATO, North Africa, North America, Australia, NZ & Pacific, Pakistan, Russia, Russia and Eurasia, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Western Europe
- ReportNov 16, 2015
For years, India-watchers have by equal measure championed the nation’s future role as the next regional if not global power and bemoaned its failure to live up to its strategic potential.
- ReportNov 11, 2015
Following the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) loss in the Bihar state assembly election, the world began to wonder what impact these results might have on the Narendra Modi government’s interest and ability to enact economic reforms. Separately, there had been an emerging narrative that India had already achieved high, sustainable growth rates and that India had emerged as the world’s top investment destination — data points that could potentially erode the administration’s interest in expending political capital on reforms. But just two days after the Bihar election results were announced, we clearly found the answer with the announcement of foreign investment reforms in 20 sectors and subsectors, several of which will likely be individually significant.
- ReportOct 30, 2015
Many in the international community see Myanmar as a new economic frontier as the country has opened to the outside world and started to implement political and economic reforms after decades of isolation and military rule. With a wealth of natural resources and a strategic location between China and India, Myanmar could reestablish itself as an important regional trading hub.
- Deepening India-U.S. Cooperation on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in the Indian Ocean and the Asia-Pacific RegionsReportBy Richard M. Rossow, C. Raja MohanOct 21, 2015
This paper summarizes the discussion and recommendations arising out of a workshop organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 27, 2015.
- NewsletterSep 14, 2015
There is increasing need for the United States to sign a high-standard BIT with India. However, there have been several setbacks, most notably the individual reviews of each government's model text. In late August, the Law Commission of India recommended several changes to India's model BIT to facilitate economic ties, that will hopefully generate momentum for a final model text.
- ReportAug 13, 2015
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its fifth annual South China Sea conference on July 21, 2015. The event garnered more interest and a considerably larger audience—both in CSIS’s at-capacity conference room and online—than its four predecessors.
- NewsletterAug 10, 2015
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data on the U.S.-India goods trade. The trend of reducing trade deficit with India has continued. The moderating trade balance does, however, undermine the "Make in India" campaign; this highlights the good and bad news of the move toward more balanced U.S.-India goods trade.
- ReportBy Maren Leed, J.D. McCreary and George FlynnAug 3, 2015
The demand for amphibious capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region reflects the operational and strategic challenges faced by the U.S. Marine Corps and Australian Defense Forces.
- NewsletterJul 16, 2015
India's Parliament convenes on July 21 and two big reforms are on the table. The first will create a "Goods and Services Tax" and the second will relax the rules on land acquisition. The ruling BJP party remains weak in the upper house of Parliament, questioning whether the two reforms put forth by Prime Minister Modi will be passed.